Japanese Travel Words and Vocabulary

This section covers Japanese travel words and vocabulary and those related to traveling in Japan. You may also want to refer to some basic Japanese phrases when you visit Japan.

Japanese Travel Words: kankouchi - Asakusa Kaminarimon Gate
Japanese Travel Words: kankouchi - Hokkaido Lavender Farm

Japan has always been one of the top countries where most tourists want to visit, despite having natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunami.

Besides big cities like 東京 (Tokyo) and 大阪 (Osaka), other areas are also getting more popular and attract lots of visitors.

For instance, 北海道 (Hokkaido) in the north, 福岡 (Fukuoka) and 鹿児島 (Kagoshima) in the south, and even 沖縄 (Okinawa) in the further south.

Almost every place owns its speciality food which tourists love to taste. It'll be nice to tour around Japan and taste all the delicious local dishes.

And you'll surely enjoy your trip in Japan if you know more Japanese travel words in your vocabulary.

Let's find out what we have in our list for common Japanese travel words.

Kanji Hiragana or
Romaji Meaning
1. たび tabi Travel / Trip / Journey
2. 旅行 りょこう ryokou Travel / Trip / Tour
3. ツアー tsua- Tour
4. 団体旅行 だんたいりょこう dantai ryokou Group Tour
5. 個人旅行 こじんりょこう kojin ryokou Personal Tour
6. パック旅行 パックりょこう pakku ryokou Package Tour
7. パックツアー pakku tsua- Package Tour
8. 日帰り旅行 ひがえりりょこう higaeri ryokou Day Trip
9. 観光旅行 かんこうりょこう kankou ryokou Sightseeing Tour
10 海外旅行 かいがいりょこう kaigai ryokou Overseas Travel / Traveling Abroad
11. 外国旅行 がいこくりょこう gaikoku ryokou Foreign Travel / Oversea Trip
12. 見学旅行 けんがくりょこう kengaku ryokou Observation Tour
13. 修学旅行 しゅうがくりょこう shuugaku ryokou School Excursion / School Trip
14. 新婚旅行 しんこんりょこう shinkon ryokou Honeymoon
15. 研究旅行 けんきゅうりょこう kenkyuu ryokou Scientific Expedition
16. 講演旅行 こうえんりょこう kouen ryokou Lecture Tour
17. 招待旅行 しょうたいりょこう shoutai ryokou Paid Trip (All expenses)
18. 世界旅行 せかいりょこう sekai ryokou Global Travel
19. 旅行者 りょこうしゃ ryokou sha Tourist / Traveler
20. 旅行先 りょこうさき ryokou saki Destination
21. 旅行会社 りょこうがいしゃ ryokou gaisha Travel Company
22. 旅行業者 りょこうぎょうしゃ ryokou gyousha Travel Agent
23. 旅行代理店 りょこうだいりてん ryokou dairiten Travel Agency
24. 旅行日程 りょこうにってい ryokou nittei Travel Schedule / Travel Itinerary
25. 旅行保険 りょこうほけん ryokou hoken Travel Insurance
26. 旅行費用 りょこうひよう ryokou hiyou Travel Expenses
27. 旅費 りょひ ryohi Travel Expenses
28. 旅行者用小切手 りょこうしゃようこぎって ryokou shayou kogitte Traveler's Check
29. 旅館 りょかん ryokan Japanese-style Inn
30. ホテル hoteru Hotel
31. カプセルホテル kapuseru hoteru Capsule Hotel
32. ホステル hosuteru Hostel
33. ユースホステル yu-su hosuteru Youth Hostel
34. リゾート rizo-to Resort
35. フロント furonto Front / Reception Desk
36. チェックイン chekku in Check-in
37. チェックアウト chekku auto Check-out
38. パスポート pasupo-to Passport
39. 荷物 にもつ nimotsu Baggage / Luggage
40. 手荷物 てにもつ te nimotsu Hand Baggage / Hand Luggage
41. 予約 よやく yoyaku Reservation
42. キャンセル kyanseru Cancellation
43. シングル shinguru Single Bedroom
44. ツイン tsuin Twin Bedroom
45. ロッカー rokka- Locker
46. レンタカー rentaka- Rent-a-car / Hire Car
47. ガイド gaido Tour Guide
48. 添乗員 てんじょういん tenjou in Tour Conductor
49. 案内 あんない annai Guiding
50. 案内所 あんないじょ annaijo Information Bureau
51. インフォメーションセンター infome-shon senta- Information Center
52. パンフレット pan furetto Pamphlet / Booklet
53. 両替 りょうがえ ryougae Currency Exchange
54. 両替屋 りょうがえや ryougae ya Currency Exchange Shop
55. 為替レート かわせレート kawase re-to Currency Exchange Rate
56. 通訳 つうやく tsuu yaku Interpretation
57. 通訳者 つうやくしゃ tsuu yaku sha Interpreter
58. お土産 おみやげ omiyage Souvenir / Gift
59. 観光地 かんこうち kankou chi Sight-seeing Area
60. 観光客 かんこうきゃく kankou kyaku Tourist
61. 空港 くうこう kuukou Airport
62. 旅行シーズン りょこうシーズン ryokou shi-zun Season for Traveling
63. 一泊二日 いっぱくふつか ippaku futsuka 2 Days 1 Night
64. 二泊三日 にはくみっか nihaku mikka 3 Days 2 Nights
65. 三泊四日 さんぱくよっか sanpaku yokka 4 Days 3 Nights

All the above are some common Japanese travel words collected so far. More will be added to the word list when I find additional Japanese travel words.

Let's learn one more Japanese travel word in the end. 良い旅を! (よいたびを! - yoi tabi wo). It means "Have a good trip!" or "Bon Voyage!".

And if you plan to visit Japan on your next trip, it would be handy to know some common phrases you can use there. If that's the case, make sure you check out these top 30 travel phrases that you might find useful.

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